If You Knew Suzi...

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This article is about Suzi Quatro's album. For the song from the 1920s, see If You Knew Susie. For the film, see If You Knew Susie (film).
If You Knew Suzi...
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Studio album by Suzi Quatro
Released 1978[1]
Recorded December 17, 1977 - September 1978
Genre
Length 36:39
Label RAK[1]
Producer Mike Chapman
Suzi Quatro chronology
Aggro-Phobia
(1976)
If You Knew Suzi...
(1978)
Suzi ... and Other Four Letter Words
(1979)
Singles from If You Knew Suzi...
  1. "If You Can't Give Me Love"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Stumblin' In"
    Released: 1978
  3. "The Race Is On"
    Released: 1979
  4. "Don't Change My Luck"
    Released: 1979

If You Knew Suzi... is the sixth regular studio album by Suzi Quatro, released at the end of 1978, with a 1979 copyright date. By August 2012 this was still Quatro's highest-charting album in the United States (it peaked at number 37 on The Billboard 200).[2] The album also yielded Quatro's biggest US single hit, a duet with Chris Norman named "Stumblin' In" (which reached number 4 in both The Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.[2] It also had an advertising billboard on Sunset Boulevard.

The credits show the album to be a multinational production: tracks were recorded in Cologne (Germany), Paris (France), and Glendale (California). It was then mixed in California and mastered in London (United Kingdom) to be distributed by a company based in New York City.

Various international versions of the album contained the Vanda and Young-penned song "Evie" instead of "Stumblin' In". When If You Knew Suzi... was re-released as a "two-fer" with the Suzi ... and Other Four Letter Words album, both "Evie" and "Stumblin' In" were included.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Can't Give Me Love" (Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman) – 3:53
  2. "Stumblin' In" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:57
  3. "Suicide" (Quatro, Len Tuckey) – 4:05
  4. "Tired of Waiting" (Ray Davies) – 3:29
  5. "The Race Is On" (Chinn, Chapman) – 4:02
  6. "Don't Change My Luck" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:43
  7. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 3:24
  8. "Non-Citizen" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:17
  9. "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" (Rick Derringer) – 3:24
  10. "Wiser Than You" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:53

Remastered release adds bonus tracks "Cream Dream", "Born to Run", "Wiser Than You-Alt", "Stranger With You"

UK Track listing (RAK/EMI)[4][edit]

  1. "Don't Change My Luck" (Chinn, Chapman) – 3:43
  2. "Tired of Waiting" (Ray Davies) – 3:29
  3. "Suicide" (Quatro, Len Tuckey) – 4:05
  4. "Evie" (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 4:35
  5. "The Race Is On" (Chinn, Chapman) – 4:02
  6. "If You Can't Give Me Love" (Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman) – 3:53
  7. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 3:24
  8. "Non-Citizen" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:17
  9. "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" (Rick Derringer) – 3:24
  10. "Wiser Than You" (Quatro, Tuckey) – 3:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Chapman – producer, writer[5]
  • Nicky Chinn – writer[5]
  • Mike Deacon – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals[5]
  • Dave Neal – drums, percussion, backing vocals[5]
  • Suzi Quatro – lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, congas, writer[5]
  • Len Tuckey – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals, writer[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Suzi Quatro - If You Knew Suzi". australian-charts.com. Dietikon, Switzerland: Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Suzi Quatro - Awards : AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave. "If You Knew Suzi - Suzi Quatro, AllMusic Review". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: AllMusic. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Original album
  5. ^ a b c d e f Thompson, Dave. "If You Knew Suzi - Suzi Quatro, AllMusic, Credits". www.allmusic.com. Ann Arbor, USA: AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 

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